PM Modi’s failure to take the pandemic seriously has resulted in what could be the world’s worst-yet COVID-19 catastrophe.
On the eve of the Communist Party of China’s centenary in July 2021, the story of the country’s first women’s military brigade in the 1930s continues to find life in popular culture and the imagination of the Chinese people.
Vietnam is in a celebratory mood as 13th Communist Party National Congress decides leaders and policies for next five years.
Recent revelations about the failings of the US war in Afghanistan reflect the Pentagon Papers leaked in the 1970s, and Noam Chomsky’s early analysis of them.
And who is caught between an economy reliant on oil revenues and a sanctions regime designed to create suffering? The people caught in the squeeze of factors beyond their control.